Riols, Occitania (France)

Riols is a commune in the Occitania region of France. Situated in the picturesque Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park, Riols offers a tranquil setting surrounded by nature and rolling hills.
Fri, 7. Apr 2023
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Back into the mountains. By now, I don't think it's a secret that I prefer hills to flat. Through a beautiful landscape with plenty of vineyards, up and down. I was following the V84. For half the time, then a turn into a long Voie Verte, a special cycleway. One never knows exactly when planning a route with Komoot. It was hinted that the path would be possible hard to bike. But opposite was true, hardpacked gravel and so many signs. A great day.

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Sat, 8. Apr 2023
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Vous n'avez pas la priorité. I think that is actually a good motto to approach any traffic. It would be great if everybody has experience how it is to be a pedestrian, a biker or driver. All three can be so annoying, when they're not aware of their environment and don't look out for the others. Similar route as yesterday, just reversed. First voie verte and then small country roads. The landscape was actually beautiful. Not dramatic, a lot of green, great views. Reminded me actually a lot of the Rhön, where I grew up. While setting up my tent, it dawned on me, that I actually have with me all I need to live. Despite maybe some clothes for cold winter. But for the rest, that's it. I don't need more. That doesn't mean that I will get rid of my things at home, most of them I truly love and they are holders of dear memories. But if I would need to, I'd be all good.

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Mood: happy :)